Dining Hall Repurpose & Renovation

McGauvran Center

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University of Massachusetts, Lowell

The McGauvran Center – Dining Hall Repurpose and Renovation Project at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell involved adding 10,000 square feet of new space and renovating 42,000 square feet of existing space at the McGauvran Student Union building located on South Campus. The goal of the project was to renovate and repurpose the existing building into a new dining facility that would provide students with more dining options and seating space. Two entries facing the quad with large areas of glass welcome students, faculty, and visitors, who now see three levels of activity connected by atriums and a wide central staircase.

During conceptual design, we coordinated and performed CCTV inspection of the sewer and drain services serving the building to evaluate their condition. During design development, Green was responsible for site grading and drainage, stormwater management, and site utility design, as well as landscape architecture services. During construction, Green performed construction administration services, which included: reviewing bids relative to site work and providing recommendations/comments to the Architect, reviewing shop drawings for civil/site and landscape architecture work, visiting the site periodically to observe construction progress, and responding to questions arising from interpretation and intent of the construction documents.